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San Jose State University Partners with MadCap Software to Provide Students with Leading Technical Writing Tools and Best Prepare Them for the Workforce

La Jolla, CA, USA and San Jose, CA — March 10, 2014 — San Jose State University (SJSU) is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students in its technical writing curriculum have clear competitive advantages when entering the workforce. The university is using MadCap Flare—the state-of-the art, future-proof authoring and multi-channel publishing software that supports print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available.

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Ranked as one of the top public universities in the Western United States’ offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States. Today, SJSU provides Silicon Valley firms with more engineering, computer science and business graduates than any other college or university. SJSU is using Flare in its “E107: Technical and Professional Writing” course to teach modern technical communications concepts and best practices.

Our goal is to prepare our students for career opportunities in Silicon Valley and beyond, and MadCap Flare experience is a highly desirable skill to potential employers," said Dr. Mark Thompson, assistant professor and director of Career and Technical Writing at SJSU. "I want students to have a working knowledge of current software applications, and Flare is an industry-
leading tool.”

“We’re honored that SJSU has chosen to incorporate MadCap Flare into its technical writing curriculum," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. "We are thrilled that we can provide students with the experience they need to strengthen their technical communications skills and give them a competitive advantage as they establish their careers.”

About MadCap Scholar Program

The MadCap Scholar Program offers special discounts on MadCap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors, and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit https://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.

About San Jose State University

San Jose State University is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding school of the 23 campus California State University (CSU) system, and is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States. SJSU provides Silicon Valley with more technical employees than any other university. Learn more about San Jose State University at http://www.sjsu.edu.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

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